Meet Our Staff

The Murdens, our pastoral family, Robbie, Kristy, Jaci & Rhett. We are so happy to have the Murden family lead, guide & direct us on our walk with the Lord.
Serving Safe Harbor U.M.C. since 2017. 

Rev. Robbie Murden was born and raised a United Methodist.  He is a 1990 graduate of D’Iberville High School and 1995 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  While serving God as a full-time youth ministry at St. Paul UMC in Ocean Springs, he answered his call to ordained ministry in 2002 and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University in 2005.  Robbie has served several churches across the MS Annual Conference since returning in 2005.
 Robbie is married to Kristy Murden who is called to be a pastor’s wife every bit as much as he is a called to be a pastor.  He has two kids – Jaci and Rhett and a dog named Black Jack. Robbie and his family are excited to be serving the Lord at Safe Harbor UMC.

Bruce & Gabbie Lynd, Youth Ministry Leaders

Kristy Murden is our “Tween Ministry Leader”. She is married to Bro. Robbie and together they have 2 teenage children; Jaci and Rhett. Over the years, Kristy has worked with Robbie in youth ministry…her heart is in working with Youth and Children. Being married to a minister has afforded her many opportunities to work in children’s ministries at different churches Robbie was appointed to, and she loves being able to teach bible stories and making them come alive for people of all ages. Kristy is grateful to God and Excited to be able to teach the Tweens at Safe Harbor.   

Sumar Coleman, Children’s Ministry Leader

Karen Upton, Children’s Ministry Leader

Jeanine Wells-Furniss, Nursery Ministry Leader

Music Ministry Leaders

Shirley Newby, Pianist

Shirley Newby, Pianist

Tonia Lynd, Office Manager

Tonia has served as our Office Manager since March 2002 and feels that God has her where he wants her to be. She and her husband Bruce have 3 adult children, Sumar (Lee) Coleman, Bruce (Gabbie) Lynd, Jr. & John Lynd. They love spending time with their children and grandchildren. 

Robert & Nancy Schaefer, Amazing Grays Ministry Leaders

Chris Potts, Custodian

Keith DeAngelo, Multi-Media 

Beth Grierson, Multi-Media 

Lou Hughes, Sunday School Superintendent & Multi-Media